Atlantic Youth Project Final Conference “Inclusive maritime education in schools: European experiences” 21st October 2020

Scariff Community College is pleased to invite you to attend the Atlantic Youth Project Final Conference that will take place online on October 21st, at 2:30 pm.

The Atlantic Youth Project, led by Clare County Council and financed by the Erasmus Plus Programme, aims to promote inclusive maritime education in schools across the Atlantic area, in partnership with British, French, Irish and Spanish partners.

Since the project start in 2017, partners have implemented a range of innovative initiatives including five local projects of inclusive maritime education, three transnational youth events, two support guides for teachers and two maritime education videos for students. The project partners are delighted to invite all interested parties to join them as they share their experiences of inclusive maritime education in schools.

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Agenda (Irish and British times)

A simultaneous translation will be available in 4 languages (English, French, Portuguese and Spanish)

2:30 | Welcome and Introductions

  • José Maria Costa, CIM Alto Minho President (Project Lead Partner)
  • Manuel Fernandes, National Erasmus Agency

3:00| Atlantic Youth Project Findings

  • François Arbellot, We Atlantic Director (Project Coordinator)

3:30 | Inclusive Maritime Education in Schools: Outputs and Resources Developed in the 5 Countries

Facilitator: François Arbellot

  • Ayamonte Sports Committee: Daniel Medina, Lecturer at Huelva University (Spain)
  • Cornwall Marine Network: Aurelie Nollet, Director of Cornwall Marine Academy & Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency (UK)
  • CIM Alto Minho: Paula Cardona and Francisco Mendonça, Project Coordinators (Portugal)
  • Moulin Mer Watersports Centre: Alban Beaudouard, Centre Director (France)
  • -Clare County Council: Tim Forde, Director (Ireland)

3:45 | Maritime Education and its Benefits on the Students: Teachers’ Feedback

Facilitator: François Arbellot

  • Portugal: Carteado Mena Secondary School, Teachers Paulo Lima and Manuela Costa (Viana Do Castelo)
  • Spain: Guadiana Secondary Education Institute, Teachers Lorena del Castillo and Jose Maria Fernandez (Ayamonte)
  • France: Mescoat College, Associate-Director Patrick Kerbrat (Moulin Mer)
  • United Kingdom: Helston Community College (Cornwall)
  • Ireland: Scoil Mhuire Ennistymon and Scariff Community College: Josephine Donnellan, Director of Scoil Mhuire Ennistymon, and Angela McNamara, Director of Scariff Community College (Clare County)

5:15 | Closing Remarks

  • Raquel Costa, Marine Geologist at the General Directorate for Maritime Policies
  • Sérgio António Moreira Afonso, Northern Regional Education Delegate – DGEstE Norte (pending confirmation)